Poland will «very closely» to monitor Russian-Belarusian exercises «West-2017»

Russia can leave some troops and equipment in Ukraine after completing military exercises «West-2017». In an interview with Polskie Radio said the Deputy Minister of national defence of Poland Michal dvorchik.

According to him, Russia has many times used this situation to achieve various political objectives.

Dvorchik noted that officially, the exercises «West-2017» will be involved about 13 thousand soldiers.

«But we know that in fact these exercises will cover a much larger territory, the number of troops and military equipment,» – he stressed.

Dvorchik assured that «Poland very closely what is happening behind the Eastern border.»

Exercises «West-2017» will be held in Belarus from 14 to 20 September. Russian soldiers began to arrive in the country on July 24.

Their concern about their conduct has already expressed the countries of the European Union, NATO and Ukraine.

In August, the international intelligence community InformNapalm has recorded large-scale movement of Russian military equipment across the European borders. Experts warned that the exercises can be a stage of «occupation, and the involvement of Belarus in armed conflict».

Secretary of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov does not exclude that under the guise of exercises can place a new invasion of Russian troops.

Ukraine and NATO will send its verifiers to the exercises. In addition, monitoring has invited Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden and Norway.

Poland will «very closely» to monitor Russian-Belarusian exercises «West-2017» 29.08.2017

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